Friday, February 29, 2008
I love this av - it belongs to somebody who has had land next to my garden for months. Land she sold me a couple of days ago (and yes, I do think I have enough land already thank you so much for pointing it out). I wind up smiling the whole time I'm talking to her. The really funny part though is that she plays war games - and shows up to play in this 2 foot high av. Then she pulls out a very very big gun and kills them all while they're still laughing.
The title of this post refers to the fact that I'm sitting here drinking soy chocolate ovaltine. Can't get any more daring and adventurous than that!
Have to vent about one of my pet peeves. Had a visitor in the garden this afternoon that made me mad enough to be rude. Yes .........you read that correctly. The mature (semi) responsible Canadian was rude.
If you happen to belong to a faith that needs to enumerate its sins - know that I consider proseltyzing to be right up there. I don't care if you want to believe that Miranda the Great Moronic Horny Toad is going to swoop down and deliver you to the feathered lily pad in the sky. As long as you're not causing harm to anybody or anything else in the name of Miranda do what you want (and understand that I have a pretty extensive definition of harm - but I'll leave that for another time). However, should you be arrogant enough to believe that I have to agree with you and more than that - believe that I have to welcome you on to my property to listen to your rantings and expect me to see you as some noble prophet spreading the "joy" - expect to be drop kicked and banned.
In real life if somebody has the gall to knock on my door and say they want to talk to me about the bible - I reply "Why? Have they changed it?". Then, while they sputter I close and lock the door.
Whole thing made me grumpy. So I actually went shopping (I really don't like shopping). But I went to Grendel's Children and had a great time buying av's. I fell in love with the place.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Then I went to check out my favourite blogs and I discover that my friend and neighbour Wrath has posted his latest machinima masterpiece. One of the really cool things about this video is that his lips are moving. His lips are moving!
I'm sure the rest of the world has already figured this out - but I hadn't. I sent him an IM - but I get up at ridiculously early hours and he doesn't - so I went searching. And ....................
So I didn't use a well lit image and you probably can't tell - but my lips are moving!
BTW - this took forever to upload. And then just as it was finishing I hit the wrong key and published - which cancelled the upload. Had to start again. So I took my dog for a walk and when I got back discovered there had been a problem uploading and I had to do it again. And then I had to sit here for ages while it processed. I am such a pitiful geek.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I finally bowed to pressure last summer and put a little house in across the road from my garden. I did it mostly so I could sit on the balcony and look at all the work I had to do. But my neighbours would come over and visit (that's a good thing) and there wasn't enough room on the balcony for everybody (yes that's a bad thing).
So I put some couches and chairs on the roof. And it was an even better location to look at all the work I have to do in the garden.
Things were going fine until I started to see traffic numbers at my house in the high hundreds. Seemed a teensy odd- til I found out that all these people were using my roof (and other parts of the house) during the day while I was at work.
I hadn't been sitting there 5 minutes when a complete stranger landed on the roof in front of me. According to her profile she was only 2 days old - but even I can recognize a high end skin and those 2 inch fingernails are not standard. (boy I wish I'd taken her picture) I muttered to myself a bit but typed "hello :)" to her.
But that's like using a howitzer to kill a bug. This is a no damage zone and I did have to think of my neighbours.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The trade off will be less time to work on my own projects - which is annoying. Spring is coming and I have all these ideas for new products (and people like Wrath who have all these ideas for new products for me too). I want to do all of them and I want to do them right away. I tend to get a teensy bit obsessive which probably means a little sleep deprivation while I try to do too much in SL and RL.
I also think I'll wind up re-organizing the garden which will be a huge project. I'll have to mull it over for a while and then there will be this burst of activity and I'll do it all in one weekend. Then I'll be exhausted for days.
Why is it I can watch my av dance for hours with no effect - but move and build things using a mouse and I get worn out? Well I do know why I don't get tired when I watch my av dance (she's very fit) but the rest of it doesn't make sense.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Why does Second Life 1.19.0 (79185) Feb 1 2008 16:24:20 (Second Life WindLight) not remember who I am? I've logged in with it a number of times since Friday and yet it cannot remember my name. I know it's not as memorable a name as Wrath or Crap - it's not as evocative as Persephone or Ambiance - but it's not a bad name.
Why does Second Life 1.19.0 (79185) Feb 1 2008 16:24:20 (Second Life WindLight) force me to agree to use voice every time I log in? Can it not remember that simple instruction? Does it disagree with my decision?
Why does Second Life 1.19.0 (79185) Feb 1 2008 16:24:20 (Second Life WindLight) tell me my version of QuickTime is the buggy one - when I downloaded the clean update weeks ago and it's predecessor congratulated me on my actions? Is it trying to make me think I imagined the whole process? And what would be its motive for that?
Why does Second Life 1.19.0 (79185) Feb 1 2008 16:24:20 (Second Life WindLight) force me to reset my preferences every time I log in? Is it doing a research study to see if my preferences would change if I had them to do over again?
Why does Second Life 1.19.0 (79185) Feb 1 2008 16:24:20 (Second Life WindLight) make me turn off the %(^*^&^%&^% hover tips every time I log in? Is there some message I'm supposed to see behind those irritating dollar signs - some cry for help that I'm missing?
Is it possible that Second Life 1.19.0 (79185) Feb 1 2008 16:24:20 (Second Life WindLight) doesn't know what a cookie is? Has somebody closed the bakery? Do we need an emergency supply of chocolate chips?
This may seem like a minor problem. Probably because it is. But I feel like I'm getting a pop quiz everytime I log in and frankly, I think I've already graduated from this class. With honours! :)
Monday, February 4, 2008
The Amazing Hunt is fun and the organizers have a sly sense of humour which makes it interesting.
My latest quest hasn't actually begun yet - but the organizer has been sending out teaser clues and tests to warm us up. I'm speaking about Where the hell is Harvey Wayne? which is a search for a serial killer.
The search doesn't really begin in earnest until February 22, but we've already had a cryptogram and a riddle. If you're interested in winning L$20,000 - or even if you just want a puzzle to solve - join the Where the hell is Harvey Wayne? group.
If you know of a good "quest" the rest of us should check - please let me know!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
I arrived in Second Life early last May. Learning to build was my first priority - and for a long time my only priority. Luckily I've figured out that the learning curve is endless and taking care of a few other things would be a good idea. My neighbours will tell you it took me 3 months to do something about my AV - obviously I wasn't too worried about the fashion police........or my neighbours' sensibilities.
So a bit about me:
- I'm not in my dotage ...... but I'm definitely past the "coy, big boobs, cute" phase of life.
- My rl children all have four legs - 2 cats, 2 dogs.
- I like to garden in rl - so started with that in SL.
- I find it incredible and amusing that we buy and sell pixels. Everytime I start to get wound up about the business side of SL I hear a friend's voice say "they're just pixels".
- The first time I used Gopher on a Mac to access a computer on the other side of the world - I was enthralled. What I'm doing today is pure Science Fiction.
- I think it's way too easy to buy land - which must be why I keep doing it.
- Got myself a brand new video card - and now I can use Windlight. Logged on the other morning to this scene:
- Now I just need to learn to take good photo's :)
- Have been very lucky with my SL neighbours - they're kind, supportive, funny and adventurous.
- Was working in my garden the other morning and two newbies were sitting there having a chat. Heard one say to the other "I believe we change a lot between the ages of 16 and 20." Decided that an older, more mature voice might be welcome.